Robert A. Heinlein

1907 - 1988

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Robert Anson Heinlein (; July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science fiction author, aeronautical engineer, and naval officer. Sometimes called the "dean of science fiction writers", he was among the first to emphasize scientific accuracy in his fiction, and was thus a pioneer of the subgenre of hard science fiction. His published works, both fiction and non-fiction, express admiration for competence and emphasize the value of critical thinking. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert A. Heinlein has received more than 3,231,028 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Robert A. Heinlein is the 493rd most popular writer (down from 487th in 2019), the 511th most popular biography from United States (down from 459th in 2019) and the 57th most popular American Writer.

Heinlein is most famous for his science fiction novels.

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Among writers, Robert A. Heinlein ranks 493 out of 5,794Before him are Boris Vian, Mary Higgins Clark, Erich Kästner, Jean Paul, Washington Irving, and Saint-John Perse. After him are Jules Michelet, Ludvig Holberg, George Eliot, Allen Ginsberg, D. H. Lawrence, and Octavio Paz.

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Among people born in 1907, Robert A. Heinlein ranks 20Before him are Jacques Tati, Yakov Dzhugashvili, Yang Shangkun, François Duvalier, John Bowlby, and Nikolaas Tinbergen. After him are Lin Biao, Horst Wessel, Frank Whittle, J. Hans D. Jensen, Sister Lúcia, and Fred Zinnemann. Among people deceased in 1988, Robert A. Heinlein ranks 9Before him are Valery Legasov, Nico, Georgy Malenkov, Ernst Ruska, Chet Baker, and Nikolaas Tinbergen. After him are Kurt Georg Kiesinger, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Roy Orbison, Chiang Ching-kuo, Raymond Carver, and Felix Wankel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert A. Heinlein ranks 511 out of 15,968Before him are Bill Murray (1950), Kip Thorne (1940), George Peppard (1928), Michelle Pfeiffer (1958), Terrence Malick (1943), and Jack Kilby (1923). After him are Kris Jenner (1955), George A. Romero (1940), Dennis Ritchie (1941), Allen Ginsberg (1926), William Holden (1918), and Babe Ruth (1895).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Robert A. Heinlein ranks 57Before him are Theodore Dreiser (1871), Susan Sontag (1933), Tennessee Williams (1911), Sidney Sheldon (1917), Mary Higgins Clark (1927), and Washington Irving (1783). After him are Allen Ginsberg (1926), Frank Herbert (1920), Ellen G. White (1827), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), Harper Lee (1926), and Harriet Tubman (1820).